"Learning and Growing Together"
Derby Early Years Teaching School (DEYTS) comprises of 50 nursery, infant and primary schools based in and around Derby City, East Midlands Region. In partnership with the local Universities and schools it is committed to working with others to improve Teaching and Learning.
What is a Teaching School?
"Teaching schools are outstanding schools that work with others to provide high-quality training and development to new and experienced school staff. They are part of the government's plan to give schools a central role in raising standards by developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system." (Gov.uk, March, 2014)
DEYTS Mission Statement
To change for the better the lives and life chances of our children, parents and school community. We believe passionately and are committed to working collaboratively to achieve educational transformation across all schools through the development of outstanding practice and practitioners. We believe in being proactive and working with others to both share our strengths and learn from each other.
A community of schools in which all children are enabled to reach their potential through the provision of high quality education within an inclusive, caring and supportive environment. The on-going sustainable collaboration will assist in the creation of a culture of continued improvement.
DEYTS are involved in the following areas; Initial Teacher Training (School Direct), Continuing Professional Development (CPD), School to School Support and Recruitment and Deployment of Specialist Leaders of Education.
The Alliance Board oversees the work of the Alliance and provides a Strategic Lead.
The Board works in a similar way to a Governing Body. It meets on a termly basis and oversees the work of the alliance. We have two leaf committees which focus on; CPD and Research and ITT.
The two committees role is to discuss operational activity and planning. Each meeting consists of a review of actions and progress to date against the relevant sections of DEYTS. to ensure collaboration across the partnership, each operational group is chaired and led by a Strategic Partner.
The Teaching School Council oversees the work of all Teaching Schools nationally; follow this link for more information; http://tscouncil.org.uk/.
The Strategic Board consists of;
2 Nursery School Headteachers - Wendy Colebourne, Harrington Nursery School & Deirdre Malley, Lord Street Nursery School
1 Special Headteacher - Clive Lawrence, St Giles School
1 Independent Consultant (leading on ITT) - Karen Clark
1 representative from University of Warwick - Dr Des Hewitt
1 representative from Local Authority - Pauline Anderson
1 representative from Harrington Nursery School Governors - Mohammed Basharet
Strategic Business Director - Laura Baddiley
Lead School - Harrington Nursery School
Derby City Council
St Giles School
The University of Warwick
Walbrook Nursery School
Lord Street Nursery School
If you are interested in becoming a Strategic Partner or Partner and feel that the work that your school or company provides will be of benefit to the schools of Derby City and beyond, please get in touch.